Gen Ex Lev Num Deut Josh Judg Ruth 1 Sam 2 Sam 1 Ki 2 Ki 1 Chron 2 Chron Ezra Neh Tob Jdt Esth Job Ps Prov Eccles Song Wis Sir Isa Jer Lam Bar Ezek Dan Hos Joel Amos Obad Jon Mic Nah Hab Zeph Hag Zech Mal 1 Mac 2 Mac
UNTO the end, a psalm for David. How long, O Lord, wilt thou forget me unto the end? how long dost thou turn away thy face from me?

Ver. 1.  Me?  These expressions are figurative.  God seems displeased: but it is often for our greater good.  Some explain this of David, Ezechias, the captives, &c.  It may be applied to every afflicted soul, which places her whole trust in God.  C.


PSALM XII.  (USQUEQUO DOMINE.)

A prayer in tribulation.


2 How long shall I take counsels in my soul, sorrow in my heart all the day?

Ver. 2.  Day; frequently.  W.

 

--- Sept. adds, "and night."  C.

 

--- These cares and perplexities arise from persecutions and from man's weakness.  W.


3 How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?

Ver. 3.  Enemy; Saul, &c. or the devil.  S. Aug.  C.


4 Consider, and hear me, O Lord my God. Enlighten my eyes that I never sleep in death:

Ver. 4.  Death, by mortal sin, (W.) or through excessive sorrow.  Jer. li. 39.  Shew me thy favour, (C.) and I shall be secure.  Sleep is represented as nearly related to death.  Iliad xiv.

                        Tum consanguineus lethi sopor.  Æn. vi.  H.


5 lest at any time my enemy say: I have prevailed against him. They that trouble me will rejoice when I am moved: 6 but I have trusted in thy mercy. My heart shall rejoice in thy salvation: I will sing to the Lord, who giveth me good things: yea I will sing to the name of the Lord the most high.

Ver. 6.  Mercy.  Man must attribute nothing to himself, otherwise he will be moved by pride.  S. Aug.  C.

 

--- Things; patience and reward.  W.

 

--- The prophet feels a secret confidence arising in his breast, in consequence of God's protection.

 

--- Yea, &c. is not in Heb. but it is in the Sept. Arab. and the ancient Fathers.  Heb. "My heart shall be transported in thy salvation; I will praise the Lord, because he has rendered me the like," as I placed  my hopes in him: (C.) or, "he hath rewarded me."  The blessed Virgin adopts the language of this verse, and the prophet probably had the same salvation, Christ, in view.  Berthier.


Mt Mk Lk Jn Acts Rom 1 Cor 2 Cor Gal Eph Phil Col 1 Thess 2 Thess 1 Tim 2 Tim Tit Philem Heb Jas 1 Pet 2 Pet 1 Jn 2 Jn 3 Jn Jude Rev

 

Father
Son
Holy Spirit
Angels
Satan
Commentary
Reference
Artwork
Atlas